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Snapshot of Delaware Agriculture

Farming on the Edge: Delaware Farmland in the Path of Development

 
AFT Studies

Regional Equity: Vital to Northeast Conservation
Increasing Working Lands Conservation in the Northeast

Trends in Delaware's Growth and Spending: Sprawl Doesn't Pay

 

The Apple as Planet Earth Presentation
The Apple As Planet Earth

Do you know how much of the earth is suitable for farming? Watch the video and learn why protecting our farmland is so important.

 
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Did you know that the state of Delaware has been losing about 9 acres of farmland per day? You have the power to help save our farms and farmland. Support Delaware farmers and farmers markets by taking these simple actions:
Apple Support your local farmers by buying direct at farmers markets, farm stands, and CSAs.
Apple Spread the No Farms No Food® message by requesting a free bumper sticker.
Apple Be a part of the movement calling for healthy farms, healthy food and healthy communities and donate to help us save the land that sustains us.

Chesapeake Wader Cleaning Up the Chesapeake Bay: Make Agriculture a Key Player

In May 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order for a fresh look at the federal government’s role in Chesapeake Bay cleanup. The EPA and four cabinet-level departments recently released draft reports that estimate meeting water quality goals will require a 44 percent reduction of nitrogen entering the bay. Agriculture is one of the contributors to pollution in the bay, and reducing run-off while ensuring farms stay in business is no easy task. Fortunately there are some tools that that help farmers improve water quality, while allowing them to keep the farm business alive.

Delaware Is Saving Farmland

Delmarva Penninsula Farm and SiloDelaware’s Agricultural Lands Preservation Program is the state’s farmland protection program. There are now 129,163 acres in 519 Agricultural Preservation Districts and district expansions in Delaware. The program has been successful in striking a balance between two important goals: preserving a critical mass of crop and forest land and open space to sustain Delaware's number one industry and quality of life, and providing landowners an opportunity to preserve their land in the face of increasing development pressures and decreasing commodity values. More Information: Delaware’s Agricultural Lands Preservation Program

Contact Us

Jim Baird
Mid-Atlantic States Director
1200 18th Street, N.W., Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
(p) 202-378-1235 (f) 202-659-8339
jbaird@farmland.org

To learn more about agriculture in your state, visit the Delaware state profile page at the Farmland Information Center.

 
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